Delhi government launches step-by-step guide for EV charging in shopping malls

New Delhi: In a move to promote clean energy, the Delhi government has launched a step-by-step guide, a step-by-step guide to help malls set up electric vehicle charging points in their car parks. According to reports, the Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (SDC) on Friday released the guide in partnership with the World Resources Institute, India, for shopping malls in Delhi. Delhi is the first state in the country to offer a guide like this.Also Read – Domestic Flights: SpiceJet suspends services from Jaisalmer to Delhi, Jaipur from March 27

Quoting a government think tank, the Hindustan Times reported that the Delhi government is also planning to provide hand support through the state’s EV cell to all malls that commit to achieving l objective to install EV chargers, the DDC. READ ALSO – Missing Delhi teenager found stuffed in bag with throat slit

According to the Delhi government guide, providing an EV charging facility can benefit shopping malls through increased footfall, increased time spent by customers, better visibility, improved of the “green” image of the mall, to better customer loyalty and a potential source of income for the owners of the mall. Also Read – Body of Delhi teenager with slit throat found in travel bag in Mangolpuri

“Every city in the world that has taken a huge leap forward in e-mobility has done so thanks to a solid charging infrastructure. On top of that, we need to make sure that every place where a vehicle stops has a charging point – be it offices, residences or shopping malls.Such a sea change has been envisioned in the Delhi government’s policy on electric vehicles, which aims to make Delhi the electric vehicle capital of India,” said DDC Vice President Jasmine Shah.

The Delhi government had announced the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy in August 2020, with the aim of promoting the adoption of electric vehicles in the city and making Delhi the electric vehicle capital of India. The policy aims to improve air quality in Delhi by promoting the transition to electric vehicles so that they can reach 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024.

“Besides the availability of chargers for electric vehicles, one of the major issues is the long charging time. Therefore, charging a vehicle with other activities can be a win-win proposition and a way to do so. to do would be during shopping as an average customer spends about 90 minutes in a mall in Delhi, so having extensive EV charging infrastructure in malls would help customers charge their vehicles without wasting energy. overtime,” said Amit Bhatt, Executive Director (Integrated Transport), WRI, according to the Hindustan Times report.